IEM Cologne 2021
Qualifying stage
• Double-Elimination bracket
• Opening matches are BO1
• All following matches are BO3
• The top eight teams advanced to the Group Stage
6
July
Tu
7
July
We
Group stage
• Two double-elimination format Groups
• All matches are BO3
• Group stage winners advance to the Semifinals
• Group stage runners-up advance to the Quarterfinals as the High Seeds
• Group stage 3rd place teams advance to the Quarterfinals as the Low Seeds
8
July
Th
9
July
Fr
10
July
Sa
11
July
Su
Playoffs
• Single Elimination bracket
• The Quarterfinals and Semifinals are BO3
• The Grand Final is BO5
16
July
Fr
17
July
Sa
18
July
Su
Multistream